Fly March 19th. 3 Nights Vegas (in the hilton whoop!) 5 nights camping in death valley. 4 nights in a 5 star cabin just south of the grand canyon. Including flight and car rental for the entire time, we’re coming in at 560 each. Not too bad!


5 responses

  1. Zorro

    Death Valley and Grand Canyon— rad. What will the nighttime temperatures be at night in March in Death Valley?

    January 24, 2012 at 07:16

  2. Blaireau

    About 10 degrees at the lowest overnight (average for the month of March). Biggest problem: faring flash floods (and pop-up desert flowers in the salt flats…only visible for the last of march and the first of april). I am overly imbuing this projected experience with the romantic. But hey. Death valley = pressure cooker that makes or breaks a relationship? Oh jeeze. I think I just underlined my accompanying motive for this trip. I’m crazy about this boy and this trip in itself is a huge trip of fantasy for me. Can he rise to the fantasy and wander the desert and laugh and giggle at all the discomforts? Luckily, this experience may also serve as a litmus test for what we’ve got going on. Terrible thought of the day.

    January 24, 2012 at 22:03

  3. Blaireau

    I’m having a bit of sad moment……is it okay to hope that a boy can be a thelma-and-louise- type partner in the desert? Probably not. My concepts of security and passion have crossed gender barriers. Thelma and louise is like….as big as the little mermaid and the princess bride…..I’m probably asking him to be the flippant joyful partner my girls (you and kobi and colleen)have been to me….that’s probably not fair.
    Whatevs. I’ll watch the sunrise and crow to the rising sun on my own if I have to. I know what hearts will be beating alongside mine while I do it 🙂 I hope he surprises me.

    January 24, 2012 at 22:09

  4. Blaireau

    Oh wow. I used a smiley face. Huh.

    January 24, 2012 at 22:10

  5. ella

    Yah really do be careful with that attitude. As someone who has travelled extensively with various partners (although I am loath to label Sam as that) that kind of pressure always (in my case) ends in disappointment and really doesn’t let the experience gain the momentum that it would naturally because of constant record keeping or taking stock of a situation. In general I feel that the best vacations are the ones that have a sense of spontaneity to their planning as well as their execution, where two (or more) people take the philosophy of ‘seizing the moment’. This can work equally well with long vacations as well as short, those planned not at all and those with a general plan (like yours relatively mapped out). It is very difficult to achieve this with the pressure to have an amazing/life affirming experience on your shoulders from the outset. And anyway, you’ve picked an amazing location/plan so just focus on really being their, being present and I’m sure the landscape will seduce you to get outside of the neurosis that necessarily flare up among coupled adventuring. After the talk we had last week where you described how quickly and easily this plan got set in motion I am confident that that spontaneity really does exist and will carry through the rest of the experience.

    January 25, 2012 at 14:50

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